Public transportation fans in Boulder are rejoicing.
The program that allowed neighbors in Boulder to band together and qualify for the Eco Pass — the little card that allows you to Jump, Skip, Hop and Dash all over town for no additional costs – is being resurrected.
Beginning Jan. 1, Boulder neighborhoods will once again be invited to sign up for the popular Eco Pass program.
The Regional Transportation District board of directors voted Tuesday night to lift a yearlong moratorium on the discounted annual bus passes. RTD officials voted last October to freeze the program at its current numbers and not to allow new neighborhoods to sign up — or existing ones to expand — amid concerns that the passes were too cheap.
John Tayer, Boulder’s representative on the RTD board who spearheaded the effort to re-open the program, called the decision a “huge achievement.”
“I know that people are still interested in forming neighborhood Eco Pass groups,” Tayer said.